The Canadian Red Cross has stepped in to lend a hand after the accidental activation of a sprinkler system left five people without a home in Bedford, N.S.
Dan Bedell, a spokesperson for the organization, says that the sprinkler system activated on Sunday morning and flooded three units in three different floors at 86 Nelson’s Landing Blvd.
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Volunteers with the Red Cross arranged emergency lodging for a woman and two children from a third-storey apartment where the flooding occurred.
They’ve also secured housing for a woman from one of two apartments immediately below it.
The Red Cross says a man from the other flooded unit arranged to stay with friends for now.
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It’s expected that it could take a day or two to soak up the water, dry out the apartments and completed any required repairs to the building.
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